All of Pittsburgh's runs were scored in the eighth inning when Locke was out of the game. Over his last three starts covering 19 1/3 innings, Locke has allowed six earned runs. He owns a 3.60 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 20 starts (127 1/3 innings). His next start will come Wednesday at Atlanta.
Warren entered with a two-run lead, and managed to shut the door. He did not allow a hit or a walk during the appearce, but did notch three strikeouts. It was Warren's third save of the season.
Gallardo wasn't backed by much run support and as a result, the bullpen failed to hold on to a two-run advantage, coughing up four runs in the eighth. Over his last two starts covering 13 innings, Gallardo has allowed two earned runs. He owns a 3.46 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 31 starts (187 1/3 innings). His final start of the regular season will come Thursday at Cincinnati.
Fister allowed a run to score on a groundout in the second inning and permitted a solo home run to Justin Bour in the fourth for his only damage of the night. He was charged with two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one over 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2 victory. Of his 102 pitches, 65 were strikes.
Fister owns a 2.55 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP over 24 starts (155 innings). His final start of the regular season will come Thursday at home against the Mets.
A two-run home run by Adam LaRoche in the opening frame proved to be costly. Of his 98 pitches, 63 were strikes. He owns a 3.76 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 31 starts (184 1/3 innings). He will make his final start of the season Thursday at home against Philadelphia.
Buehrle allowed five runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out three and walked two during the outing. The Yankees got to Buehrle pretty early. A run-scoring single by Brian McCann in the first inning opened up the scoring. After a scoreless second, Buehrle had issues in the third and fourth innings. To start the third, Buehrle gave up a single to Ichiro Suzuki. Jacoby Ellsbury followed that up with a two-run homer. Ellsbury struck again in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded, he knocked in two more runs on a single.
With the loss, Buehrle dropped to 12-10. He’ll take on the Mariners in his next start.
Kuroda allowed three runs, two earned, on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and did not issue any walks during the outing. Kuroda got himself in trouble during the first inning. After a leadoff double, Kuroda gave up a two-run blast against Edwin Encarnacion. He would settle in over the next three innings, but allowed another run in the fifth. After a throwing error put a runner on third, Kuroda gave up a run-scoring groundout. Since the run scored due to the error, it was unearned.
With the win, Kuroda improved to 11-9. He’ll take on the Orioles in his next start.
Ellsbury left Friday's game with a hamstring issue. He was removed in the fifth inning, and will be sent for an MRI in order to determine the severity of the injury.
Nieuwenhuis told the manager he's available as a pinch hitter and could be back in action a early as Saturday. He is hitting .242 with three homers and 14 RBI over 99 at-bats.
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